PokerStars Weekly News Update 4/16/2012
1.) Goa Live Poker Event Satellites - Players can win a trip to India to play in the Casino Royale Cup, taking place on the docked Casino Royale Goa Cruise Ship. The event runs from June 21-24, with the Main Event starting on the 22nd. Players can qualify via freerolls, FPP, and cash satellites. Anyone can participate in the cash qualifiers, but only players from India are eligible for the freerolls.
2.) PokerStars is taking action against a major poker website - In an attempt to crack down on datamining and bumhunting, PokerStars ordered a cease and desist letter to PokerTableRatings. PokerStars hopes to stop all datamining, which would make their site more player-friendly.
3.) The high-stakes PLO action on PokerStars has been fast and furious lately. The world's best have been at it, including Illari "Ziigumnd" Sahamies, Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky, Phil "MrSweets28" Galfond, and a handful of other high-stakes professionals. The game of choice has been $100/$200 Pot-Limit Omaha, but heads-up and 6max.
4.) PokerStars took to the streets of Toronto on Saturday, hanging out with 9 Supernova VIP members. The players were invited to a luxury suite to watch and NHL game between the Maple Leafs and Rangers. The game itself went to OT, with the Rangers winning.